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Trump’s tech lawsuits are ludicrous – and dangerous

SACRAMENTO – No one should be surprised that former President Donald Trump, who according to a USA Today analysis had filed 4,095 lawsuits over three decades by the beginning of his presidency in 2016, has filed a series of “class action” lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and Google. He accuses these firms of violating the First Amendment because they suspended his and other conservatives’ social-media accounts. Some politicians act on a set of principles and others go by whatever suits their i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Usa Today, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Vanderbilt


Trump’s lawsuit brings needed scrutiny to Big Tech

Last month, Facebook’s “oversight board” announced that the company would bar former president Donald Trump from the social media network’s platforms for two years, which by total coincidence is exactly one congressional election cycle. At that point, the board said, it will consider whether the nation has the same levels of “violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly, and other markers of civil unrest.” The board’s evaluation of American society’s stability will determine whether the 45th pres...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Microsoft, California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Donald Trump, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Apple Google, House Judiciary Committee


What the Latest Move by Google on Cookie Deprecation Really Means for Marketers

Last month, Google made another announcement about its road map toward deprecating third-party cookies from Chrome. It's not the first time this year that Google dropped a major announcement about its identity strategy; in March, the company announced it would not support industry-unified IDs for ad buying. The rest of the industry is left having...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Data, Magazine, Voice, Data Security


Quake-Measuring Device on Mars Gets Detailed Look at Red Planet's Interior

"A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface," reports the Associated Press: In a series of articles published this week, scientists reported that the Martian crust is within the thickness range of Earth's. The Martian mantle between the crust and core is roughly half as thick as Earth's. And the Martian core is on the high side of what scientists anticipa...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Mars, Red Planet


Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples are a delicious and easy dessert that is perfect for any occasion. These delicious apples only take about 15 minutes of prep time, so you can have them ready in no time at all! A big batch of these easy flavorful apples make a great addition to your fall dinner table. Reasons You’ll Love This Recipe Baked cinnamon apples are easy to make and serve for any occasion Baked Cinnamon Apples can be prepped ahead of time, then left in ...
Tags: Apple, Desserts, Baking, Holiday Recipes, Cook Time, Granny Smith, Lemon Juice, Thanksgiving recipes, Granny Smith apples, Pie Recipes, LoveFromTheOven, Christi Johnstone, Baking And Desserts, Nutmeg Baked Cinnamon Apples, Chai Masala


Facebook is Now Aggressively Courting a New Partner: Churches

When the 150,000-member "megachurch" Hillsong opened a branch in Atlanta, its pastor Sam Collier says Facebook suggested using it to explore how churches can "go further farther on Facebook..." reports the New York Times: He is partnering with Facebook, he said, "to directly impact and help churches navigate and reach the consumer better." "Consumer isn't the right word," he said, correcting himself. "Reach the parishioner better." Facebook's involvement with churches has been intense: For ...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Atlanta, New York Times, Times, Sheryl Sandberg, COLLIER, Hillsong, Sam Collier, Sarah Lane Ritchie, University of Edinburgh Corporations


Russia Encounters More Problems Sending Long-Delayed Module and Robotic Arm to Space Station

First Slashdot reader Thelasko quotes the BBC's report Wednesday: A Russian rocket has departed the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, to deliver a new science module to the International space station (ISS). The 13m-long, 20-tonne [44,000-pound] Nauka laboratory will go on the rear of the orbiting platform, connected to the other major Russian segments, Zvezda and Zarya. The new module carries with it a large robotic arm supplied by the European Space Agency (Esa). Nauka is much delayed. It was o...
Tags: Cbs News, Russia, Tech, Bbc, European Space Agency, Kazakhstan, Gizmodo, Iss, Space Station, Jonathan McDowell, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Thelasko, Nauka, First Slashdot, European Space Agency Esa Nauka, ISS Pirs


New trailers: Dune, Star Trek: Prodigy, The Last Duel, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, and more (the verge)

Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in Dune | Legendary Happy Saturday! Posting the trailers roundup a day early this weekend since I’ll be on vacation starting Sunday (and shout out to the reader who said he preferred when we did the roundup on Saturdays, you got your wish at least for this weekend). The internet (or at least the little corner I inhabit) seemed divided into camps this week: people who really like the Apple TV Plus show Ted Lasso and people who... don’t. It’s OK to not like t...
Tags: Apple, News, Zendaya, Timothee Chalamet, Ted Lasso, Kim Lyons


7 Reasons You Should Still Keep a Paper Map in Your Glovebox

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in May 2019.  Ever since Google Maps launched its app in 2008, I’ve been using GPS to get around town, and across the country. For a decade, a digital voice from my phone has led me, turn-by-turn, in cities I’m not familiar with and even cities I’ve lived in for years. But d...
Tags: Google, Living, London, Featured, Life, Walmart, Leisure, United States, Bob, Oklahoma, Google Maps, Scout, Ouachita National Forest, Reliance, McGill University, Tulsa


Analysis: Biden's approval rating simply hasn't moved

President Joe Biden's presidency is now six months old. You'd be forgiven if you didn't realize how long Biden has been in office because Biden doesn't generate anywhere near the same news interest (see Google searches) as his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, did.
Tags: Google, News, Joe Biden, Stories, Biden, Donald Trump


The stability of his first 6 months in office translates into the most consistent presidential approval rating since World War II

President Joe Biden's presidency is now six months old. You'd be forgiven if you didn't realize how long Biden has been in office because Biden doesn't generate anywhere near the same news interest (see Google searches) as his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, did.
Tags: Google, News, Joe Biden, Stories, Biden, Donald Trump


Amazon's Hiring a 'Digital Currency and Blockchain' Lead, Confirms Interest in 'Modern' Payments

"Amazon is looking to add a digital currency and blockchain expert to its payments team," reports CNBC, "suggesting the company could be taking a more serious look at cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin." According to a recent job posting, Amazon's payments acceptance and experience team is seeking to hire an "experienced product leader to develop Amazon's Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap." "You will leverage your domain expertise in Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Ce...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Digital Currency, Cnbc, Amazon s Digital Currency


Microsoft Warns of 'Evolving' LemonDuck Mining Malware Targeting Linux and Windows Machines

The threat intelligence team for Microsoft's 365 Defender security suite recently focused on an example of "modern mining malware infrastructure," describing how "Anything that can gain access to machines — even so-called commodity malware — can bring in more dangerous threats." Specifically, it offered a case study of LemonDuck. The blog post's title? "When coin miners evolve..." Today, beyond using resources for its traditional bot and mining activities, LemonDuck steals credentials, remove...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech


Two US Companies Propose Thousands of Miles of Pipelines - for Capturing Carbon

"Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change," reports the Associated Press, "though some environmental groups remain skeptical. "The pipelines would stretch from North Dakota to Illinois, potentially transforming the Corn Belt into one of the world's largest corridors for a technology called carbon capture and storage." Environmental activists and landowners have hindere...
Tags: Minnesota, US, Tech, North Dakota, Associated Press, Illinois, Midwest, Corn Belt, Great Plains Institute, Miles of Pipelines for Capturing Carbon, Brad Crabtree


Google fixes 'Chromebork' one-character code typo that prevented Chrome OS logins

Programming blunder is the second such snafu this month. Bug of the week Google has fixed a bug in Chrome OS version 91.0.4472.165 that surfaced on Monday and prevented some users from being able to login to their systems.…
Tags: Google, Linux, Chromebork


Google’s Search Disambiguation Doesn’t Create Initial Interest Confusion–Aliign v. lululemon

Aliign “is an event, lifestyle, and apparel company” allegedly with a first trademark use in 2011. Since 2014, they have sold a total of 7 units of apparel (5 of which were bought by the CEO’s friends). lululemon is the well-known yoga gear company. In 2008, it launched its successful “Align” yoga mat line. In 2015, it extended the “Align” mark to yoga apparel, which has generated $1B in sales. Aliign sued lululemon for trademark infringement. lululemon sought summary judgment. I’ll concentrate ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Newman, Florida Bar, Greenberg, Ninth Circuit, Larson, Larsen


Analysis: Biden's approval rating simply hasn't moved in six months

President Joe Biden's presidency is now six months old. You'd be forgiven if you didn't realize how long Biden has been in office because Biden doesn't generate anywhere near the same news interest (see Google searches) as his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, did.
Tags: Google, News, Joe Biden, Stories, Biden, Donald Trump


YouTube Stars Were Offered Money to Spread Vaccine Misinformation

"A mysterious marketing agency secretly offered to pay social media stars to spread disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines," reports the BBC. "Their plan failed when the influencers went public about the attempt to recruit them." An influencer marketing agency called Fazze offered to pay [Mirko Drotschmann, a German YouTuber and journalist] to promote what it said was leaked information that suggested the death rate among people who had the Pfizer vaccine was almost three times that of the As...
Tags: UK, France, Germany, Russia, Tech, Bbc, Moscow, Astrazeneca, Durham, Mirko, Grasset, COVID, Fazze, Mirko Drotschmann, Daniel Laufer, Ewan Tolladay


Kadokawa on Manga “We Must Create a New Standard for What Can Be Shown in Public”

The beginning of the end might be coming for the highly successful manga industry as the president of Kadokawa, a big name publisher of magazines, manga, and light novels, said that manga are “unable to pass the examination of Google and Apple”, and thus a “new standard for what can be shown in public”, must […]
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Usa, Internet, Interviews, Censorship, Feminism, Anime, Manga, Kadokawa


FPV drone video tracks swimming race before ending with a splash

This cool FPV drone video from a Colorado filmmaker features rapid turns, climbs, and dives before ending with a splash.
Tags: News, Colorado, Trends, Drones, Fpv Drone, Drone Pilot


Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 years

Rui Ma Contributor Rui Ma is a partner with 500Startups based in Beijing. More posts by this contributor Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 years Working With A Chinese Factory, Hardware Entrepreneur Edition China’s e-commerce and industrial ecosystem is as different from the Western world as its culture. The country took decades to earn its reputation as the Factory of the World, bu...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Startups, Ecommerce, Column, Asia, Coca Cola, China, Tech, Best, Beijing, Zynga, Alibaba, Logistics, Pepsico, Lei Jun


For Million of Americans, Unemployment Benefits Require Facial Recognition Scanning

Millions of Americans "are being instructed to use ID.me, along with its facial recognition software, to get their unemployment benefits," reports CNN. The software compares their photo ID with a selfie video they take on their phone with the company's software — but some privacy advocates are concerned: A rapidly growing number of U.S. states, including Colorado, California and New York, turned to ID.me in hopes of cutting down on a surge of fraudulent claims for state and federal benefits tha...
Tags: Google, New York, Tech, Cnn, United States, Hall, Alphabet, Colorado California, Viking Global Investors, CNN Business


An Uber Eats driver discovered she had won $250,000 on a lottery ticket while waiting for her next delivery in Maryland

The woman is known as "Grateful Mom" for anonymity purposes. The Maryland Lottery An Uber Eats driver won a $250,000 jackpot prize between trips, according to the Maryland Lottery. The winner discovered her fortune while sitting in her car, CNN reported on Sunday. She plans to use the winnings to settle some bills and put a downpayment on a house. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Uber Eats delivery driver from Odenton, Maryland, struck it lucky after winning a $250,000...
Tags: Uber, News, Maryland, Trends, Tech, Cnn, Retail, Lottery, Uber Eats, Lottery Jackpot, Annapolis, Maryland Lottery, Tech Insider, Odenton Maryland, Uber driver, Weekend BI UK


RNA Breakthrough Creates High-Yield, Drought-Tolerant Rice, Potatoes

"Thanks to a breakthrough in RNA manipulation, crop scientists have developed new potato and rice varieties with higher yields and increased drought tolerance," reports UPI: By inserting a gene responsible for production of a protein called FTO, scientists produced bigger rice and potato plants with more expansive root systems. In experiments, the plants' longer roots improved their drought resistance. Test results — detailed Thursday in the journal Nature Biotechnology — showed the RNA-manipu...
Tags: Tech, UPI, FTO, RNA, Nature Biotechnology


BBC Olympics coverage misses events after loss of TV rights

Viewers complain after rights-holder Discovery puts majority of events behind paywallThe BBC has faced a series of complaints about the lack of live Tokyo Olympics coverage on its channels, after viewers failed to realise the International Olympic Committee has sold the majority of UK television rights to pay-TV company Discovery.During the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics the BBC was able to offer dozens of free livestreams of different sports, revolutionising how British viewers watched the g...
Tags: Japan, UK, Technology, London, Television, Media, Sport, UK News, World news, US news, Bbc, Culture, Asia Pacific, Television & radio, Television industry, Tokyo


An Uber Eats driver discovered she had won $250,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket while waiting for her next delivery in Maryland

The woman is known as "Grateful Mom" for anonymity purposes. The Maryland Lottery An Uber Eats driver won a $250,000 jackpot prize between trips, according to the Maryland Lottery. The winner discovered her fortune while sitting in her car, CNN reported on Sunday. She plans to use the winnings to settle some bills and put a downpayment on a house. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Uber Eats delivery driver from Odenton, Maryland, struck it lucky after buying a scratch-o...
Tags: Uber, News, Maryland, Trends, Tech, Cnn, Retail, Lottery, Uber Eats, Lottery Jackpot, Annapolis, Maryland Lottery, Tech Insider, Odenton Maryland, Uber driver, Weekend BI UK


Colonial Pipeline Sued by Customers Affected by Its Ransomware Incident

The owner of the EZ Mart gas station is suing Colonial Pipeline, accusing it of lax security, reports the Washington Post: He and his lawyers are hoping to also represent the hundreds of other small gas stations that were hurt by the hack. It's just one of several class-action lawsuits that are popping up in the wake of high-profile ransomware attacks. Another lawsuit filed against Colonial in Georgia in May seeks to get damages for regular consumers who had to pay higher gas prices. A third is...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Georgia, San Diego, Scripps Health, Chimicles Schwartz Kriner Donaldson Smith LLP, EZ Mart


SANS Institute Hopes to Find New Cybersecurity Talent With a Game

storagedude writes: Alan Paller, founder of the cybersecurity training SANS Technology Institute, has launched an initiative aimed at finding and developing cybersecurity talent at the community college and high school level — through a game developed by their CTO James Lyne. A similar game was already the basis of a UK government program that has reached 250,000 students, and Paller hopes the U.S. will adopt a similar model to help ease the chronic shortage of cybersecurity talent. And Paller's...
Tags: UK, Tech, CTI, SANS Technology Institute, Paller, Institute Hopes, Alan Paller, James Lyne, Cyber Talent Institute


A couple is being sued for defamation after writing 1-star Google reviews of a roofing company, report says

Autumn Knepper and Adam Marsh complained to the Better Business Bureau about the roofing company. KGW8 A couple from Washington left one-star reviews of a roofing company after a receptionist was rude to them, KGW8 reported. The couple said they were contacted by the company's owner who demanded that they take down the reviews. They're now accused of defamation and are being sued for $112,000, according to Newsweek. A couple from Vancouver, Washington is being sued for $112,000 aft...
Tags: Google, News, Washington, Trends, News UK, Better Business Bureau, Jpmorgan, Marsh, Newsweek, Vancouver Washington, Bowser, Knepper, Adam Marsh, UK Weekend, Joshua Zitser, Newsweek Read


A couple is facing a defamation lawsuit after writing 1-star Google reviews of a roofing company, report says

Autumn Knepper and Adam Marsh complained to the Better Business Bureau about the roofing company. KGW8 A couple reportedly gave a roofing company bad reviews, saying a receptionist was rude to them. The couple say the company's owner demanded that they take down the reviews. They're now accused of defamation and are being sued for $112,000, according to Newsweek. A couple from Vancouver, Washington, is being sued for $112,000 after leaving one-star Google reviews of a roofing compa...
Tags: Google, News, Trends, News UK, Portland, Better Business Bureau, Jpmorgan, Marsh, Newsweek, Vancouver Washington, Bowser, Knepper, Adam Marsh, UK Weekend, Joshua Zitser, Newsweek Read



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